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General Declaration on the Protection of the Appellation of Origin 'Raicilla' (published in the Official Journal of June 28, 2019)

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Year of Version 2019 Dates Entry into force: July 1, 2019 Adopted: June 14, 2019 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations Subject Matter Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body Notes The notification by Mexico to WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
Raicilla, as a finished product, is a liquid that, depending on its type, is colourless when aged in glass and yellowish when aged in wooden casks or left unaged, and is obtained by distilling agave juices fermented with wild or cultured Mexican yeast. The juices are extracted from cooked and/or roasted ripened heads of Agave maximiliana Baker, Agave inaequidens Koch, Agave valenciana, Agave angustifolia Haw., Agave rhodacantha and other agave plants (with the exception of Agave tequilana F.A.C. Weber) that are harvested in the territory covered by the appellation of origin 'Raicilla'.

Raicilla is produced in 16 municipalities in the State of Jalisco: Atengo, Chiquilistlán, Juchitlán, Tecolotlán, Tenamaxtlán, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes, Tomatlán, Atenguillo, Ayutla, Cuautla, Guachinango, Mascota, Mixtlán, San Sebastián del Oeste and Talpa de Allende, as well as one municipality in the State of Nayarit: Bahía de Banderas.

Raicilla has its own distinct characteristics derived from the agave variety and the process used, which enable it to be identified and differentiated from other domestic and foreign beverages. Raicilla production in Mexico appears to date back over 500 years and drew on the expertise of Spanish settlers, who introduced more efficient methods of distillation.

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Law on Industrial Property (consolidated text published in the Official Journal of the Federation on May 18, 2018) (MX196)

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WIPO Lex No. MX171